By BBC Radio 4
The holiday season is not easy for everyone. Some people love it, some can’t stand it and others want to enjoy some downtime with the family - if only it wasn’t their family, in their house, at this time of the year.
Demanding guests arrive - but whose holiday traditions should you follow? A family member monopolises the season - should you head over to her house - again? And what are the ways of coping with the sadness this ‘happy’ time of year can bring? Marian and Tara take listeners’ Christmas questions in their stride.
Marian Keyes is a multi-award-winning writer, with a total of over 30 million books sold to date in 33 languages. Her close friend Tara Flynn is an actress, comedian and writer. Together, these two friends have been through a lot, and now want to use their considerable life experience to help solve the biggest - and smallest - of their listeners' problems
The popular advice podcast continues to be welcomed by listeners and critics. "Both are warm and kind enough to not only be funny but also offer genuinely thoughtful, if left-field, advice." (Miranda Sawyer, The Observer). "Keyes and Flynn are my new favourite double-act." (Jane Anderson - Radio Times). "I found their compassion endlessly soothing." (Rachel Cunliffe - The New Statesman)
Producer: Steve Doherty
A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds